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Jharkhand CM Shri Hemant Soren assures AIFF President of his continued support to develop women’s football

Jharkhand CM Shri Hemant Soren assures AIFF President of his continued support to develop women’s football

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AIFF Media Team MUMBAI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren thanked the AIFF family, and President Shri Praful Patel, mentioning his pride in being able to “be an important part of strengthening the football ecosystem in India.” In a letter to the AIFF President, the Chief Minister wrote: “When it comes to Jharkhand, sports is a way of life and particularly football. I feel proud to lead a state that has produced some of the finest football players for the country, and continues to do so. We, as a state, feel proud to be an important part of strengthening the football ecosystem in India.” “The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 is one of the biggest international football tournaments in recent times, and to host such a big championship is a result of your efforts and vision f...
We cannot look back, and think too much: Thomas Dennerby

We cannot look back, and think too much: Thomas Dennerby

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AIFF Media Team MUMBAI: The morning after, there’s pride, as much there’s a bit of frustration at not being able to finish it off against IR Iran despite all the domination, and the chances created. But that’s what spurs the Blue Tigresses, in their mission to take it forward together, towards their realistic dream of making it to the quarterfinals, which opens the doors for the play-offs for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby never believes in lamenting. His philosophy stays simple – learn the lessons, and look ahead. “This game is over. The result is what it is. We can never look back. Now we have to work on our finishing and go at it again in the second match against Chinese Taipei and get the three points,” Dennerby commented at the online official post-mat...
Dominant India held by Iran in AFC Women’s Asian Cup

Dominant India held by Iran in AFC Women’s Asian Cup

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By Sruti Chakraborty, AIFF Media Team MUMBAI: Dominant Blue Tigresses created chances in each half but were unable to finish it off as they were held to a goalless draw by IR Iran in their AFC Women’s Asian Cup opener at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday (January 20, 2022). India next play Chinese Taipei in a crucial encounter on January 23. The Iranian women had the better of exchanges during the initial stages and even hit the Indian crossbar, but the Blue Tigresses managed to soak in the pressure, and went into the attack with intent, but failed to make the most of it – Iranian goalkeeper Koodaei’s reflexes also saving the day for her side. The first chance fell to the tireless Indumathi in the 24th minute when the midfielder tried to dip in her half-volley from ...
Jamshedpur FC’s match against Mumbai City FC postponed

Jamshedpur FC’s match against Mumbai City FC postponed

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Website : www.indiansuperleague.com Photo : www.indiansuperleague.com LEAGUE STATEMENT Hero Indian Super League (ISL) Match No. 67 between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022, at Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, stands postponed. The decision was taken considering advice from the League's medical team on Jamshedpur FC's inability to safely field a team and prepare for the match.
Match 67 Preview: Jamshedpur FC eye top spot as Mumbai City FC look to end winless run

Match 67 Preview: Jamshedpur FC eye top spot as Mumbai City FC look to end winless run

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Website : www.indiansuperleague.com Photo : www.indiansuperleague.com Jamshedpur FC will lock horns with Mumbai City FC in match 67 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season on Friday at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. Jamshedpur FC have fought their way back to the top four after two back-to-back wins in their last two games. Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, go into this game after a 3-0 defeat against Bengaluru FC in their last game. The Men of Steel have a chance to go top of the table once again if they secure all three points while Mumbai City FC can secure the second spot if they manage to win this fixture. Form Guide Jamshedpur FC: DDLWW Owen Coyle’s men sit second in the league table with 19 points, having five wins, four draws, and two losses. Mumbai Ci...
Wishes pour in for the Blue Tigresses ahead of AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022

Wishes pour in for the Blue Tigresses ahead of AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022

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AIFF Media Team MUMBAI: With the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, kicking off today, wishes have started to pour in from all over the country for the Blue Tigresses. With World Cup qualification at stake in this tournament, the women wearing the blue jersey will be putting their best foot forward as they step out onto the pitch today against IR Iran (January 20, 2022). The entire Indian football fraternity came out to support the Indian team ahead of the tournament, including former international players. Former Indian international Gouramangi Singh sent his wishes saying, “To the Indian Women’s Football Team, sending you my best wishes for the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022. I know how much you have worked hard to reach here and to be competing with some of the best f...
FIFA President condoles MG Suvarna’s death

FIFA President condoles MG Suvarna’s death

Football
AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino has condoled the death of Mr. Madhav Gangaya Suvarna, a former FIFA referee, who passed away on January 6, 2022. In a letter to AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel, who is also a FIFA Council Member, Mr. Infantino wrote: “I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of former FIFA referee, Madhav Gangaya Suvarna. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss.” “No doubt that during his years at the service of football, Madhav has made a significant contribution to the development of refereeing and the promotion of our sport and its values in India and in the region,” the letter further stated. Mr. Madhav Suvarna also acted as the Secretary of the AIFF Referees board,...
We represent the girl child who has been deprived, Blue Tigresses say in unison

We represent the girl child who has been deprived, Blue Tigresses say in unison

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MUMBAI: The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2020 is no more around the corner. It is here! The Blue Tigresses are brimming with excitement, but are also cautious about their three opponents on Group A – IR Iran, Chinese Taipei and China PR – who stand in their way to the quarterfinals; should they progress past the Group Stage and into the quarters, they will get a shot at qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia 2023. “I’ve been playing for well over a decade, and I never really thought over all this time that we would be this close to something which is a lifelong dream for any footballer anywhere in the world. But as they say, if you don’t work for it, your dreams remain mere dreams. We have to give our heart and soul on the pitch, and we are mentally prepared to do so,” sa...
AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: Thomas Dennerby’s India chase history on home soil

AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: Thomas Dennerby’s India chase history on home soil

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Dennerby has assembled a youthful team with an average age of just 23 but the team is built around some key experienced players. The team will be led by experienced defender Ashalata Devi who will be partnered by Sweety Devi at the heart of the defence. Dalima Chhibber is the other notable name in the Indian backline who will also be key with her deadly deliveries from the set-piece. 16-year-old Shilky Devi and Sanju Yadav are the other players to keep an eye out in defence. Kamala Devi, a scorer of 33 international goals will marshall the Indian midfield along with Anju Tamang and Indumathi Kathiseran who will be the other key players in that area of the field. Up front the responsibility of scoring the goals will be shared by Pyari Xaxa, Manisha Kalyan, Dangmei Grace and Sandhiya Rang...
SC East Bengal beat FC Goa to post first win of the season

SC East Bengal beat FC Goa to post first win of the season

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Head coach Marco Rivera made an instant impact as SC East Bengal posted their first victory of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season as they edged out FC Goa 2-1 in his first match in-charge at the Athletic stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday. Naorem Mahesh Singh’s (9’, 42’) goals sandwiched Alberto Noguera’s (37’) strike for FC Goa, as the Red and Gold brigade defended resolutely in the second half to secure the all three points. The win also lifted SC East Bengal off the foot of the table as they moved ahead of NorthEast United FC on goal difference. Like most matches, FC Goa started the match bossing possession but SC East Bengal who were stationed to pounce on any lapses by FC Goa made the most of one in the 9th minute when Naorem Singh pinched the ball from Edu ...